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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Welcome Back Luncheon at the Duportail House

297 Adams Dr., Chesterbrook, PA 19087

11:00 am Tour of Jones Log Barn by Pattye Benson, President of Tredyffrin Preservation Trust

11:30 am Luncheon

This year’s luncheon will be at the historic Duportail House. It is a hidden gem in a residential neighborhood! The house dates from 1740 and became the headquarters of the Continental Army’s Chief Engineer, General Louis Lebegue Duportail, during the Encampment of 1777-78. It will be the perfect space for our group with inside formal seating and a tented space for socializing if it’s a nice day. There is plenty of parking adjacent to the house which is just a few steps from the Jones Log Barn.

Join us to reconnect with members, find out what is planned for the upcoming year and hear from Patty Benson about the current plans for the Jones Log Barn and what it took to bring the project to fruition. CBGC donated to this project before it became a reality.

RSVP: Please respond on this site whether or not you are coming.

What to bring? We are asking all attendees to contribute either a table ready side dish, salad, dessert or beverage such as a bottle of wine, seltzer or cider. Please contact Sue Heist directly at to find out what to bring. Volunteers for set-up & clean-up are also needed.

Location: The Duportail House is located off Adams Drive at the intersection of Chesterbrook Blvd.   Please park and drop off your dish with one of our Greeters prior to attending the tour of the Jones Log Barn.

Members and Guests: No charge!

Monday, October 23, 2023

Tyler Arboretum Garden Tour

515 Painter Rd., Media, PA 19063

10:30 am  Tour begins

Join us for the one hour guided “From Woodlands to Meadows” tour to experience the gorgeous fall colors of the season!

An optional casual picnic lunch will be provided on site following the tour.

RSVP Deadline: October 18, 2023  No refunds after October 20, 2023

Members: $10   Guests: $23  Lunch: $15

Monday, November 27, 2023

Watercolor Artist Pam McKee

St. John’s Lutheran Church

11:30 AM

Professional watercolor botanical artist, Pam McKee will guide us in making our own watercolor notecards! She will be providing blank notecards and envelopes, watercolor paints, brushes and a reference handout for everyone attending. This should be a truly unique opportunity to try watercolor painting and be creative!!

Be sure to bring your CBGC apron!

RSVP Deadline: November 17, 2023!

Members: $10.00 Guests: $15

Exhibit: “The Most Wonderful Time if the Year”

Create an arrangement reflecting the holiday season whether it be winter, Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Holiday Luncheon at Overbrook Country Club

799 Godfrey Rd., Villanova, PA 19085

11:30 am

Take a break from the mad rush of the holiday season! Relax and join fellow club members for a truly upscale luncheon.

The event begins in the Library with music, passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. We then adjourn to the Solarium for a light lunch of soup, an entree salad, cookies and coffee/tea. Please indicate in the Notes section at Checkout if you would like Vegetable Lasagne rather than the entree salad.

RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, November 22, 2023

Members: $40 Guests: $40

In keeping with the season of giving, please bring a gift card in the $20-$25 range to donate to a local shelter or non-profit.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Honey Bees-the good, the bad and the ugly!

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  

A representative of the local Chester County Beekeepers Assn. will fill us in on the joys and hazards of beekeeping as a hobby and how to identify a swarm of bees which could take up residence in your home!!

Exhibit Theme: “Earthy Bouquet”-Incorporate fruits or vegetables into an arrangement.

Members & Guests: No Charge

Monday, February 26, 2024

Potted Succulents Make and Take

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA 

11:30 AM

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will guide us in planting multiple succulents in an especially attractive container. Take home a pot ready for display either inside or outside your home.

RSVP Deadline: February 12, 2024. Sign up early! Project may be limited to 30-35 participants due to number of pots which may be purchased.

Members: $15  Guests: $25

Please bring gardening gloves and your CBGC apron and a small trowel.

Monday, March 25, 2024

A New Take on Container Gardening

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 am

Krystal Snyder from Penn State’s SE Agricultural Research & Extension Center, will present a program explaining how certain plants do well together based on factors NOT visible to the naked eye. It could be the Ph of the soil that is needed or the type of fertilizer etc. Who knew? This should be especially timely right when the CBGC Plant Sale is in full swing!

Exhibit theme: “O Solo Mio”-Present a single flower in an interesting, unique way.

Members & Guests: No Charge!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Vinca Wreath Make and Take

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM  

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will lead us in planting and weaving potted vinca vines around a wreath form secured inside a decorative container. The finished product should grow into a beautiful, living arrangement for inside or outside your home.

Please bring gardening gloves and your CBGC apron.

RSVP Deadline: April 8, 2024

Members: $15   Guests: $25

Monday, May 20, 2024

Tour of Paxson Hill Farm Gardens & Nursery

10:00 am: Tour begins. Please arrive at 9:45 am.

Join us for a 1 1/2 -2 Hr. guided tour of Paxson Hill Farm Gardens & Nursery which has a certified arboretum as well as a nursery and animals on site. The gardens include a shade garden, formal garden, a bell garden, a pond and the “land of misfit plants”. Should be an interesting place!

Carpooling can be arranged.

Location: 3265 Comfort Rd., New Hope, PA 18938

RSVP Deadline: May 10, 2024

Tour: Members $25  Guests $25

Lunch: TBD

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